|The Idea of these awards is to help strengthen/build a sense of community; it allows Chamber and Main Street to give back/reward excellence; tradition and to celebrate accomplishments.
|Chamber & Main Street Impact Award
|This award recognizes and honors an exceptional business member of Marysville Chamber and Main Street that has positively contributed to the quality of life in the area served by the Marysville Chamber and Main Street. This business is a community leader and example of excellence in business and civic engagement. This award is voted on by our business members.Congratulations to Community Memorial Health Care – As the entire world shifted in early 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Memorial Healthcare shifted to adapt as well, to ensure the continued health and safety of the community, and to avoid being a system completely overwhelmed and caught off-guard by an influx of critically ill friends and neighbors. CMH shuttered all elective procedures and preventative care for a time last spring to re-train staff on new COVID procedures, and to move staff to areas with the most need, with continual learning on how to treat, care for, and observe inpatients, emergency/trauma patients, and outpatient activities. This was a major financial hit, in addition to the impact of all healthcare supply chains being completely disrupted – requiring new avenues for procuring necessary medical supplies, and a massive increase in cost with the new higher demand. New procedures were put into place in every department, telemedicine procedures were put into place to resume preventative or necessary care, and work shifted to care for COVID-positive patients in and out of the hospital – continually educating the public on the quickly-changing pandemic, and building and providing drive-through COVID testing. Over 3,100 COVID tests were given to members of our community, and 70 COVID-positive patients received care in this hospital last year. As any other business, there was a shortage of staff as positive cases and quarantines affected healthcare staff, adding to the increased stress of the actual staffing effects of continuing to deliver care. Finally, as 2020 drew to a close, CMH partnered with the Marshall County Health Department to reach as many people in our community with a preventative vaccine, helping to reach over 60% of the population of Marshall County to date, by creating a sign-up list and process for those who were ready to be vaccinated.
|Main Street Cornerstone Award
|This award recognizes and honors a business in the Marysville Main Street corridor that is a business member of Main Street and has established themselves as a pioneer and/or leader along our Main Street & Broadway Corridor. This business has made significant contributions to help develop our main street economy, civic engagement, and philanthropic endeavors. This award is voted on by our business members.Congratulations to United Bank & Trust! As of March 31st, the UBT Marysville branch has provided more than 225 forgivable loans through the Small Business Administration’s “Paycheck Protection Program” to our local businesses and self-employed individuals in 2021.
|2020Chamber & Main Street Business of the Year
|This award recognizes and honors a business that has demonstrated exemplary “Best Practices” of entrepreneurship, such as sound business planning, work process innovation in operating and promoting their business, and has had a positive impact on the community. This award will have nominations and be selected by the Board of Directors.Congratulations to IdntiTeez they donated close to $40,000 in matched sales and helped 113 businesses during “Better Together”.